We are in Atlanta right now because we have a new nephew!! Matt's sister, Val, gave birth to the precious Samuel Matthew at 1 AM Thursday morning. He is just perfect. Congrats to the new parents - Val and Brian. Love you both! Unfortunately I don't have pictures to share at this point but when we get home, I'll load 'em up.
It is great to be here with family, relaxing, holding the babe, and reading. I always get some good reading in while on vacation - even if it is only for a weekend. This weekend it is the wonderful Artful Blogging magazine. I HIGHLY recommend it and it just affirms what I am trying to do here. Although I've only been blogging for a couple of months, I had no idea how it would transform my life already. I used to journal but haven't for a long time. This has become a sort of online journal. A place where I can share what I am up to but also reflect on what is going on - be it my crafts, family events, or my newest "truths" posts. Ok, before I lose you all (which maybe I already have), onto day 3.
Day 3: Something you have to forgive yourself for
Wow - another tough one. I think forgiveness is really hard for me - I wish it wasn't. Just as hard as it is for me to forgive others, it's harder for me to forgive myself. I'm guessing that is normal.
I thought about this one long and hard and realized it is more of a daily issue for me. Whenever I feel like I say something that hurts someone's feelings, make a mistake, or feel like I ruin a moment, I have a hard time letting go. One time on a trip, I blew up at my family and kinda freaked out and felt like I already ruined the trip or something. My mom said, "Do you think you have that much control?" Wow ... that was life changing for me. From then on, when I feel like I've ruined a moment by being a jerk, instead of dwelling on it forever (I still dwell for awhile) I think about what my mom said. Do I really think I'm that important or in that much control that I can ruin eveyone else's time? It's still a struggle but little by little, I'm getting better at forgiving myself for the small things.
If you made it to the end of this post, good job! I have a lot of orders so you'll see some fun crafty posts coming up.
Love to you all!